It’s not been often that a team has been able to down the Los Angeles Dodgers this season, as their gargantuan 17-game NL West lead over their visitors, the Arizona Diamondbacks, indicates. But the Diamondbacks got one over them on Friday night, taking a 3-2 victory after coming from behind. The Dodgers had plated a couple of early runs in the third inning and looked set to cruise from there as Walker Buehler went six innings while allowing just four hits.
He would pass the ball on, and that form continued, with the Dodgers mowing down the Diamondbacks. But when closer Kenley Jansen got handed the ball, it all changed. With a runner on board in the top of the ninth, Carson Kelly hit a home run to tie the game up at two apiece. Two innings later, it was the same man that stepped up to deliver the go-ahead run with another homer. Archie Bradley then would cause a highly tense moment, finishing off the game but running afoul of the Dodgers by doing so. The benches cleared at the way he celebrated, showing perhaps why the Dodgers are just so good: they care so much, that even this loss bothers them greatly.